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Game Preview: STL @ TBR, 7:10pm, Saturday, July 2, 2011 @Tropicana Field

Cardinals, 45-38, 45-38 1st, 1 up

SP: Kyle McClellan (27, RHP, 6-4, 4.02)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-4) 85.0 85 42 38 27 43 11 4.02
2010 (1-4) 75.1 58 20 19 23 60 9 2.27
2009 (4-4) 66.2 56 27 25 34 51 4 3.38
Last 7 GS 1-4 41.1 41 26 22 12 21 8 4.79 47
2011-06-26 TOR L 5.1 8 5 5 3 4 1 92 33
2011-06-21 PHI ND 7.0 5 1 1 4 2 0 90 61
2011-06-15 @WSN L 5.0 7 5 3 0 3 1 77 40
2011-05-30 SFG L 4.0 7 7 7 2 2 2 75 20
2011-05-24 @SDP ND 6.0 2 2 0 0 4 1 75 68
2011-05-19 HOU W 8.0 5 2 2 0 5 0 90 69
2011-05-14 @CIN L 6.0 7 4 4 3 1 3 94 40
Has never faced TBR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-18   Road:   24-20   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  33-26   vsLHP:  12-12   1-Run:  12-12
 vsEast:  9-9    vsCntrl:16-13   vsWest: 12-11 IL: 8-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 83 Fri, Jul  1  @TBR  W   5-3       45-38  1st  1.0 up
 82 Thu, Jun 30  @BAL  W   9-6       44-38  1st    Tied
 81 Wed, Jun 29  @BAL  W   5-1       43-38  2nd  1.0 gb
 80 Tue, Jun 28  @BAL  W   6-2       42-38  2nd  2.0 gb
 79 Sun, Jun 26   TOR  L   0-5       41-38  2nd  3.0 gb
 78 Sat, Jun 25   TOR  L   3-6       41-37  2nd  2.0 gb
 77 Fri, Jun 24   TOR  L   4-5       41-36  2nd  1.0 gb
 76 Thu, Jun 23   PHI  W  12-2       41-35  1st    Tied
 75 Wed, Jun 22   PHI  L   0-4       40-35  2nd  0.5 gb
 74 Tue, Jun 21   PHI  L   2-10      40-34  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Rays, 45-37, 45-37 3rd, 5 GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (28, RHP, 2-4, 5.58)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-4) 40.1 47 28 25 10 24 5 5.58
2010 (12-8) 174.1 159 86 85 61 131 25 4.39
2009 (13-6) 180.2 185 84 79 59 125 17 3.94
Last 7 GS 2-3 34.1 38 23 20 9 20 4 5.24 45
2011-06-26 @HOU ND 3.0 7 5 5 0 2 0 66 27
2011-06-20 @MIL W 6.0 4 0 0 3 5 0 85 66
2011-05-04 TOR L 4.0 6 3 3 0 0 1 62 38
2011-04-28 @MIN W 7.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 84 70
2011-04-21 CHW L 4.2 6 6 5 2 4 0 89 32
2011-04-16 MIN ND 7.0 8 3 3 1 6 1 108 54
2011-04-10 @CHW L 2.2 5 5 3 2 1 2 46 31
Has never faced STL as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-21   Road:   26-16   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  32-28   vsLHP:  13-9    1-Run:  13-7 
 vsEast: 15-12   vsCntrl:14-10   vsWest:  6-9  IL:10-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 82 Fri, Jul  1   STL  L   3-5       45-37  3rd  5.0 gb
 81 Wed, Jun 29   CIN  L   3-4       45-36  3rd  3.5 gb
 80 Tue, Jun 28   CIN  W   4-3       45-35  3rd  2.5 gb
 79 Mon, Jun 27   CIN  L   0-5       44-35  3rd  2.5 gb
 78 Sun, Jun 26  @HOU  W  14-10      44-34  3rd  2.0 gb
 77 Sat, Jun 25  @HOU  W   7-2       43-34  3rd  2.0 gb
 76 Fri, Jun 24  @HOU  W   5-1       42-34  3rd  2.5 gb
 75 Wed, Jun 22  @MIL  W   6-3       41-34  3rd  3.5 gb
 74 Tue, Jun 21  @MIL  L   1-5       40-34  3rd  4.5 gb
 73 Mon, Jun 20  @MIL  W   8-4       40-33  3rd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 01, 2011 STL  5 @TBR  3        W:Jake Westbrook (7-4), L: Wade Davis (7-6), S: Fernando Salas (14)

Sun, May 18, 2008 STL  5  TBR  4        W:Chris Perez (1-0), L: Gary Glover (0-2), S: none
Sat, May 17, 2008 STL  9  TBR  8 (10)   W:Ryan Franklin (2-1), L: Dan Wheeler (0-3), S: none
Fri, May 16, 2008 TBR  3 @STL  1        W:Andy Sonnanstine (6-1), L: Braden Looper (5-3), S: Troy Percival (11)
Sun, Jun 19, 2005 STL  8 @TBD  5        W:Jeff Suppan (6-6), L: Doug Waechter (3-4), S: Jason Isringhausen (21)
Sat, Jun 18, 2005 STL  5 @TBD  2        W:Matt Morris (8-0), L: Mark Hendrickson (2-4), S: Jason Isringhausen (20)
Fri, Jun 17, 2005 STL  6 @TBD  4        W:Mark Mulder (8-4), L: Travis Harper (1-5), S: Jason Isringhausen (19)
Season Series: 2011 - STL over 1-0; 2010 -  0-0; 2009 -  0-0; All-Time - STL leads 6-1

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2011 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst
Cardinals Batters (4.75 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
43.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
74.Howell*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
27.Ramos*
G/S/vB
36.Russell
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Berkman# G/S/vP 3/3.500 15/.673 14/1.393 5/.900 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 295/222 .296/.407/.593/.999 .872/1.044 1.100 88/.897 0/3 20/5
33.Descalso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 226/181 .246/.315/.354/.669 .283/.763 .673 56/.690 2/1 1/4
23.Freese G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 110/79 .363/.400/.471/.871 1.020/.813 1.046 16/.904 0/0 2/3
38.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 43/32 .175/.233/.225/.458 .364/.491 .348 26/.439 0/0 0/0
7.Holliday G/S/vP 7/.143 9/1.556 3/.666 4/.500 3/.333 ··· 2/2.000 6/.900 241/177 .322/.423/.551/.974 .967/.977 1.059 61/.973 0/1 10/2
15.Jay* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 219/165 .308/.353/.444/.798 .708/.826 .859 78/.684 5/2 6/1
4.Molina G/S/vP ··· 7/.453 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 275/205 .280/.330/.404/.734 .738/.732 .705 72/.452 1/4 4/4
8.Punto# G/S/vP 5/.400 4/.250 5/1.250 4/.667 9/.762 ··· ··· ··· 87/54 .288/.369/.438/.807 .787/.817 1.032 8/1.375 1/0 0/0
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 4/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 330/236 .258/.347/.443/.789 .868/.759 .803 85/.702 5/2 9/2
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 4/.000 165/136 .258/.291/.348/.639 .733/.620 .624 72/.745 0/1 2/0
3.Theriot G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 3/.666 316/229 .295/.345/.351/.696 .788/.661 .729 88/.696 4/4 1/14
IP 40.1 29.2 32.2 11.1 36.2 25.0 29.1 34.2 TOTAL .270/.341/.416/.757 .733/.766 .790 .694 35/19 77/56
ERA-K/9 5.58/5.4 3.03/8.8 2.20/6.1 10.32/7.2 3.93/7.1 3.96/6.1 2.45/3.4 5.71/2.6 3.63/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (27-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 179/.287 118/.153 125/.227 55/.319 145/.208 111/.247 127/.248 147/.288 .237  Rasmus
 Holliday
 Jay
 Berkman
 Schumaker
 Hamilton
0/77/0/4
51/0/0/3
15/11/48/2
11/0/49/1
2/0/6/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .813 .480 .586 .918 .663 .711 .698 .910 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 82/.773 48/.487 50/.763 23/.713 64/.582 57/.735 39/.542 74/1.046 .673
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 97/.847 70/.475 75/.480 32/1.084 81/.728 54/.685 88/.757 73/.777 .698
Home 100/.869 54/.352 48/.562 24/.982 54/.228 54/.678 77/.691 53/.840
Last 28d days 41/.815 28/.259 50/.738 37/.941 37/.867 37/.889 35/.693 12/1.000
HR/SB/CS 5/9/2 0/5/2 2/1/1 3/0/0 4/3/0 3/3/0 1/5/1 10/1/2 76/47/18
Usage ·····X·· ··X··X·· ···X·oX· X·o··o·· o··o·oo· o···oo·· o···Xo·· ····o···
Rays Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (4.40 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.McClellan
G/S/vB
41.Boggs
G/S/vB
43.Miller*
G/S/vB
30.Motte
G/S/vB
59.Salas
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
37.Valdes*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 175/146 .184/.231/.215/.446 .368/.461 .529 55/.602 2/0 1/6
22.Damon* G/S/vP ··· ··· 17/1.185 ··· ··· 28/.913 ··· 331/239 .269/.316/.416/.732 .657/.760 .592 100/.719 7/4 9/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 251/192 .236/.293/.354/.647 .489/.693 .603 38/.669 16/8 3/3
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 186/165 .224/.290/.335/.626 .569/.631 .586 60/.613 1/1 3/2
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 108/60 .200/.260/.347/.607 .694/.547 .700 33/.363 4/5 3/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 275/230 .307/.367/.537/.904 .752/.934 .929 73/.559 4/0 11/0
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 236/189 .333/.394/.455/.849 .660/.900 .881 100/.824 1/2 3/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/.977 ··· 222/174 .250/.342/.484/.827 .692/.863 .663 88/.899 1/1 10/6
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.933 ··· 177/108 .219/.309/.400/.709 .982/.537 .807 45/.645 5/2 3/6
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/41 .300/.328/.500/.828 .833/.825 .752 50/.889 1/1 3/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· 129/60 .177/.271/.301/.572 .683/.445 .605 36/.877 0/0 4/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/1.089 ··· 319/240 .223/.307/.394/.701 .851/.654 .578 97/.673 20/4 12/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/1.037 ··· 349/252 .263/.348/.467/.815 .862/.804 .756 106/.845 7/1 9/5
IP 85.0 30.1 14.1 32.2 38.0 12.1 1.0 TOTAL .243/.310/.395/.706 .717/.702 .664 .720 70/30 78/40
ERA-K/9 4.02/4.6 2.97/8.6 3.77/4.4 2.76/8.8 2.61/8.8 7.30/6.6 0.00/18.0 3.95/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (37-7-4)
 Shoppach (10-11-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 364/.257 121/.236 66/.250 135/.220 151/.188 63/.327 5/.250 .259  Joyce
 Fuld
 Upton
 Ruggiano
 Damon
 Zobrist
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
10/0/66/5
57/4/3/3
0/78/0/3
15/2/2/1
14/0/0/0
0/0/23/0
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
OPS .724 .656 .754 .629 .565 1.005 .650 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 135/.575 41/.839 44/.598 45/.773 69/.562 25/.979 2/.500 .705
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 229/.810 80/.569 22/1.076 90/.558 82/.567 38/1.023 3/.667 .725
Road 155/.766 68/.570 38/.782 69/.571 83/.650 38/1.278 /
Last 28d days 79/.769 41/.644 12/.444 35/.701 49/.624 22/1.060 5/.650
HR/SB/CS 11/5/1 2/1/2 0/0/0 1/1/1 3/2/0 4/1/0 0/0/0 72/34/14
Usage ·····X·· ·X···X·o ·o······ ·o···X·· oX·X···X ········ ·····X··

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.